Man injured during restaurant break-in

| 06/08/2009

(CNS): An employee of the Light House Restaurant has sustained injuries to his hand after disturbing four men who had broken into the premise on Bodden Town Road in the early hours of Wednesday morning police have reported.  The 34-year-old victim called the 911 Emergency Communications Centre at 2.40am reporting that four men had broken into the building. Police also said that there were three more break-ins over Tuesday night Wednesday morning in Bodden Town and East End.


When police responded to the scene at the Lighthouse restaurant they learnt from the victim that he had been working in the kitchen when he heard noises coming from the restaurant area. When the man entered the room he saw four masked men in the area of the cash register he was hit on the arm with a crow bar and the men fled from the location. Although the man did not require an ambulancehe was advised to seek medical attention. Police said a small amount of cash had been taken from the register and some items were missing from a show case. The fire extinguisher had also been set off in the restaurant.

Meanwhile officers were called to two break-ins during the early hours of the morning at Paradise Villas in East End. The first was at 1.50am when a woman reporting that her house in Paradise Villas on Sea View Road had been broken into. The woman said she had been woken by dogs barking and when she went downstairs she found the front door open.  Officers responded and found the woman’s TV had been taken along with her handbag, some cash, some jewellery and a Nikon Coolpix digital camera.

 A second break-in at the same complex was reported to police at 6.35am when a man reported that an X-Box game and a number of bottles of alcohol had been taken from his house overnight. It is thought the offenders gained entry to each apartment by prising the front doors open. Officers believe the dead bolts on the doors might not have been functioning properly and so would not have been as secure as they could be.

Then at 5.55am police were alerted to the fourth break-in at Chester Watler’s heavy equipment on Bodden Town Road. The office of the company had been entered after a door was forced open. Some alcohol, a box of cigarettes and a small amount of cash has been confirmed as missing and an inventory is being carried out to see if anything else has been taken.

Detectives from Bodden Town are leading on the investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Joseph Wright at Bodden Town police station on 947-2220. Residents are reminded to do all they can to protect themselves from burglary, including locking all doors and windows, not leaving valuable items on display and using stoppers on widows and sliding doors so that even if the lock is broken entry cannot be gained easily.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Richard Cheese says:

    "Wadd is Right"

    Dick does seem to know what he’s talking about.

  2. Expat 33 says:

    "What the hell is the matter with us? WE are the victims, and we are doing NOTHING to bring this under control …… YES, WE ARE DOING NOTHING !

    Richard:  The police can’t help us because they can’t catch the criminals.  The Courts can’t do anything unless the police and the prosecutors bring a proper case to trial, and even then the Court is restricted in what it can do by the laws that exist here.  The jailer can’t do anything with criminals who are sent there, except hold them until they are released to start their lives of crime again. 

    We need a paradigm shift. 

    Criminals who are caught and who are not Caymanian need to serve long hard sentences and then get thrown off the island permanently.  If they have PR or status, revoke it.  If that means changing the law to allow for it, do it.  If that pisses off the European Court of Human Rights, screw ’em.

    Criminals who are here as a dependant of workers on permits need to serve long hard sentences and then get thrown off the island permanently.  Their family goes too.  Now, not after the dependant gets out of jail.  They can get back together when the criminal is deported.  That’s the price for not supervising your dependants.

    Children of workers on permits should only be allowed on island if they are in a program to occupy their time.  No bringing them here and turning them loose with nothing to do and no supervision.  This specifically includes summer vacation.

    Caymanians (real ones) and proper professional expats (judges, doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc.) need to be permitted to have and use weapons for self defence of themselves and their property.  The police can’t be counted on to prevent crime – that is VERY clear (in any country – they just can’t be everywhere). 

    Thinking about catching 15 pellets of double-ought at 1210 feet per second might slow the criminals down.  A posting here reading "Break and Enter Criminal has Guts Blown Out – Dies in Agony" might help the paradigm shift.

    Time tostrike back.  No more taking this lying down.


    • clearviewer says:

      What the hell is the matter, You said everything right, you said  it all for us, "I AM SICK OF THESE LOONY LITTLE BASTARDS GETTING AWAY WITH THESE CRIMES"

      Yes expat 33, we need to stop bowing to england and the europeon union on their bull crap, do a crime once go to jail, twice ship the assholes out if they are expats, if caymanians punish to the highest level, like Mr.Wadds says, bring  the cat o nine whip in, who would want to face that harsh treatment, only a fool that has no brains. We the public need to to be protected from them and I say the sooner the better.

      Immigration stop allowing these people to bring in their grandfather to their youngest, we do not need any more here, especially the kind that do not have respect for no one, and caymanians if it is one of us you should be ashamed of your selves, go to work,stop gripping about who have and have not, the bible says that he helps those that help them selves, so go get a job.   I am so sick and tired of this crap.

      Now we hear that the cops got three today and one got away, put the screws to the two they have and make the suckers talk, there,s  ways,  alone in a room or in a field, they would talk in a hurry, and all you bleeding hearts I dont want to hear your sympathatic bull about cruilty either,thats whats wrong now, being politically correct, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  3. Annoynomous says:

    Wadd is Right

    Usually Wadd tells me to irrigate the vast, arid wasteland between my ears but he’s spot on about this crime situation.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good thing there’s no crime in the Cayman Islands, or all this news about rampant property crime, muggings and killings would scare the hell out of the tourists and our critical expat workers!

  5. Richard Wadd says:

    We have ALL missed the point here. These crimes are not only escalating in number, A PERSON WAS ATTACKED AND INJURED.

    He could have been killed ! Make no mistake about it, if we don’t put a leash on Crime NOW, someone WILL be killed in one of these break-in / invasions soon enough.

    What the hell is the matter with us? WE are the victims, and we are doing NOTHING to bring this under control …… YES, WE ARE DOING NOTHING !

    WHO has to get killed aroud here before we get off our lazy asses and FORCE change to happen? Poor Estella lost her life, and instead of us pushing for changes to the Laws that protect us, we are sitting back while this country goes to hell in a hand-basket.

    Effective Crime-control BEGINS with effective Enforcement AND Punishment. 

    Punish the Criminals, not the Victims.




    • Anonymous says:

      BRING BACK THE WHIP – Yes I agree – Happy hour on a Friday afternoon for public whippings in GT. This should do the trick – I have been saying so for years – We the public are having our freedom violated by these thugs and the criminals being protected by human rights etc. Whip their asses in public – go for it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Things are getting so bad that they are breaking into cars in busy business parking lots in broad daylight. On Saturday last, a friend of mine had his car broken into and money taken from a partially hidden purse. In the afternoon between 3pm and 4pm at A L Thompsons on North Sound road. There are CCTV cameras in the parking lot and hopefully the police will do proper investigating and find the LOW LIFE SCUM BASTARD that did it.

  7. Not a Heavy Equipment Operator says:

    Why would there be alcohol in the office of a heavy equipment operator? Sounds a little scary to me.

    • Solution Driven Caymanian says:

      From what i understand, the alcohol was left from a victory celebration the night before for the MLA’s of Bodden Town winning their court case (not for sale or personal consumption). The cigarettes were in storage and sold in the Restaurant "Chester’s".

      Does it really matter. The fact of the matter is it did not belong to the intruders and they should not have taken it!

    • backstroke says:

      It does not matter  if it was an office, a bar,or  private residence,  what is in that place belongs to the owners,  not these slimmy useless thugs.  So what if they had alcohol  left over after their victory party in  the office, you sorry you did not get any or what?  That dont give these   USELESS,NO GOOD THUGS the rights to break in, this mentality is what is wrong now, justifying whatthey did.

      The owners of these businesses  should put a  trained doberman  dog  in their places of business, one that do not bark until they enter in and then rip their asses for them, then all you bleeding hearts that condone and say negative comments,  blame the owners for protecting their properties, see how much the rest of us care. Put the scum bags where they belong behind bars with HARD LABOUR.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Why do the police keep advising that we should lock our doors and windows, that does not matter to a thief anymore…… even if you have deadbolt locks, they are walking with Screwdrivers and screwing them out!

  9. Anonymous says:

    You don’t even see Police Officers walking the beach late at night anymore.  Back in the day when I was a Security Guard, we would always see Police Officers very late at night walking the beach. 

    Sometimes they would see us and even stop for a chat, but now it looks like the criminals are doing all the walking. 

    Mr. Police Commissioner, get three Police Officers to work shift in East End and North Side.  Talk to the people in the district, they know the criminals and will assist you with these criminals.    After the double murder in East End I have never see that amount of Officers back in that area.  That area is the CAPITAL for criminals, drugs, selling numbers and selling liquor.

    So do your job Police Officers, run these young men, help them get jobs and work for us and then we will show you more respect.


  10. clearviewer says:

    Ok now, 4 places broken into in the matter of hours, see the times early morning hours. So Mr policeman patrol more on the roads at these hours it seems like this is their Mo

     We see and hear that these hoodlums,slumbags are hiding behind mask, smart ass punks I say, so I appeal to the public, lets support  the police and the neighborhood watch people to put CC (closed circuit cameras) up in strategic areas, businesses put them on  your compounds and public areas, also for instance one at  the manse road junction in bodden town,one at the frank sound junction, one in east end,one at the  hutland junction, for the eastern districts, like the web cam that caymanfree press has on the waterfront in georgetown.     We need to stop these thugs from destroying our country  reputation. The courts also need to play a pivotol role here also, no more pandering these thugs, we are going to regret this one day. Do as the bible says an eye for an eye.  give them what they deserve and we will see less of this happening.  The people of this island need to step up and when you know of some one that have committed a crime report it, this has to come to an end sooner than later, we have had enough and someone is going to seriously get hurt. We will not take this no longer, 8 break ins in two nights as far as we know, " LETS TAKE CAYMAN BACK’

  11. It is starting... says:

    All these break-ins and burglaries is eerily similar to what took place on Providencials in the Turks and Caicos recently.   Let us hope it does not lead to a similar result of Crown intervention.